The average salary for a Mainframe Systems Programmer is $78,166 per year. A skill in SMP/E is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$53,961 - $116,963
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MEDIAN: $78,166
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$27.05 - $71.52
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MEDIAN: $50.98
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,961 - $116,963  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$54,867 - $122,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Hourly Rate
$27.05 - $71.52  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,867 - $122,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Mainframe systems programmers are responsible for implementing and maintaining an organization's server computer, as well as performing updates and routine maintenance on the mainframe computer to prevent problems from arising. Troubleshooting may occasionally be necessary in this position to ensure that no security holes exist in the mainframe system, and tests should be carried out regularly to identify any bugs or other problems.

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Mainframe Systems Programmer Tasks

  • Design, code, evaluate,and test system applications.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for department or organization.
  • Install, test, and update hardware, software, and operating systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mainframe Systems Programmer

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Key Stats for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Mainframe Systems Programmer Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Mainframe Systems Programmer Salaries

SMP/E
up arrow 32%

National Average
$82,000

MVS
up arrow 1%

JCL
up arrow 6%


IBM DB2
up arrow 6%

COBOL
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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